CEO & Proprietor
As CEO of Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Tony directs much of his energy in creating an environment that enables Quails’ Gate to succeed as one of the world’s best wine houses. He’s passionate about ensuring that Quails’ Gate visitors receive exceptional product and service. Tony and the rest of his team are confident and excited about leading the way in winery culinary tourism. He also devotes significant time to several local, industry, provincial and national associations.
Roger has been an integral member of our culinary team for over a decade. During that time, he’s re-focused the culinary program at Old Vines Restaurant based on the principle of fresh simplicity. His philosophy and commitment to ensuring that only the best local/regional ingredients are used are part of the winery’s vision for providing outstanding culinary guest experiences. He regularly and proudly showcases the best of the Okanagan with these objectives in mind.
Ross has been an integral part of our winemaking team since 2013 and was the protégé of former Winemaker Nikki Callaway. A native of Kelowna, Ross completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Wine and Plant option) at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Prior to starting at Quails’ Gate, he previously worked at Villa Maria Estates in Marlborough, New Zealand and also held positions locally at both Red Rooster Winery and Kettle Valley Winery.
Over the past 5 years working at Quails’ Gate, Ross has learned the amazing nuances to every block of our vineyards and is the perfect candidate to maintain the consistency and quality that Quails’ Gate wines are known for. When he isn’t toiling in the cellar or checking the vineyards, you’ll find Ross hiking, canoeing and enjoying the Okanagan with his wife Kristen and pup Stella.
Ed Tonner brings practical, agricultural experience of over fifteen years from the Canadian regions of Niagara and the Okanagan Valley. Since graduating from the Winery and Viticulture program at Niagara College, Ed’s passion for wine has led him around the globe but he has found his niche back in Canada as a homegrown viticulturist.
“The Okanagan has an accelerated growing season with ample heat units to ripen most Vitis Vinifera, however, it’s critical to understand the impact of our marginal climate on plant health. By understanding our micro-climates, soils and past harvests, we can feed off experience and knowledge to elevate varieties that consistently perform well.”
When not among the vines, Ed enjoys spending time with his family, playing the keys, and the many outdoor pursuits that the Okanagan offers; snowboarding, hiking with his vineyard dogs.